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BMW X5 Recall 02V194000

BMW Recalls 2000-2001 X5 Vehicles Due to Brake Pedal Arm Mounting Issue

Brakes, August 14, 2002

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

The brake pedal arm may detach from its support bracket. If this occurs, braking may become impossible, which can cause an accident. Dealers will check the brake pedal arm pivot shaft for proper mounting and positioning. An additional pin will be installed to secure the shaft to the bracket.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000, 2001

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 14, 2002

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V194000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 34,860

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING PROBLEM, THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIVOT SHAFT COULD LOOSEN FROM ITS SUPPORT BRACKET.

Consequence: EVENTUALLY, THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM COULD DETACH FROM THE BRACKET, RENDERING THE SERVICE BRAKING SYSTEM INEFFECTIVE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL CHECK THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIVOT SHAFT FOR PROPER SEATING IN ITS SUPPORT BRACKET. IN ADDITION, A PIN WILL BE INSTALLED TO SECURE THE SHAFT TO THE BRACKET. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 14, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-332-4269.

Notes: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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